BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Thirty-three Bruneian gamers left for Kuala Lumpur recently to compete in the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) South East Asia Finals.
The international cyber games tournament is a first for the e-athletes to represent Brunei as a national contingent going head to head against participants from around the region.
The contestants are made up of six teams; Revival playing DOTA 2, Exidium for Counterstrike: Global Offense (CS: GO), an all-female team Unikats for Counterstrike: Global Offense (CS: GO) and Fantastic 6 for Vain Glory.
Meanwhile, individual gamers Fadhil Majid and Rahman Yassin will be playing Hearthstone and Starcraft 2, respectively.
In an interview with The Bruneian, Managing Director of BruGames Hawaii Yee said that the participation aimed to give more exposure and competitive experience to the Bruneian gamers.
“This is the first time for most of the gamers and it is a good chance for them to showcase their talent at the international stage,” he said.
The local e-sports event management firm’s goal is to nurture the local talents so as to allow them to be able to compete among the best from other countries.
According to Yee, the teams who are sponsored by Pro Builder, Kenview Enterprise and AEWON have been training for three months prior to the competition.
“We are hoping to get into the top 4 of each game to compete in the main event in China next year. The CSGO team is looking strong, this is due to the CSGO scene being in Brunei for a long time,” said the managing director.
Talking about the e-sport scene in Brunei, Yee said that it is still developing but on the right track as there is an increase of sponsorships.
The Bruneian team will be at the Quill Convention Centre which tournament will be ongoing until December 16.
The matches can be viewed at eGG Network on Astro and WESG on Twitch.tv